Rema, Jemima Osunde, Mr Macaroni, Odunayo Eweniyi, others make The Future Awards Africa nominees list… all nominees are under the age of 28
As the kick-off date of The Future Awards Africa’s (TFAA) first-ever 3-day digital festival draws near, the Central Working Committee has announced this year’s nominees for all the twenty award categories. The Awards will be celebrating, per tradition, the achievements of young Africans who have excelled brilliantly in the past year.
Among the list of astonishing young people to join an already formidable class of TFAA alumni are comedian and actor, Debo’ Mr Macaroni’ Adedayo; poet Romeo Oriogun; creative director and fashion designer, King David; actress, Jemima Osunde, CEO and founder of Patricia Technologies Limited, Fejiro Hanu Aigbodje, and musician Rema.
The nominees were unveiled in a special broadcast on Channels TV and Pop Central hosted by Ghana’s Dela Michel and Nigeria’s Tomike Adeoye.
Speaking on the nominations, Chief Operating Officer, RED| For Africa, Bukonla Adebakin said, “This year’s nominated list of extraordinary and impressive young people from across Africa cuts across various fields and institutions. Even in a turbulent for many nations, they persisted and achieved incredible feats through determination, empathy, hard work, determination and creativity”.
“From movies to music, governance and fashion, these categories encompass the youngest and brightest minds on the continent who have inspired us all, impacted policies and politics, and are positively bending the course of our societies. It is with such immense hope in the future of our content and recognition of nominees’ achievements that we unveil the class of 2020”, she said.
The Future Festival will hold as a TV & Digital Festival from 27 – 29 November 2020, while The Future Awards Africa will broadcast on 28 November on Africa Magic, MTV Base and Pop Central.
In recognition of the remarkable progress recorded in the fight against sexual and gender-based violence this year, The Future Awards Africa will also donate 25 per cent of profits accrued this year to NGOs working to end sexual and gender-based violence in Nigeria.
The Future Awards Africa presents The Future Festival in partnership with Y! Africa. Media partners are Africa Magic, MTV Base, POP Central TV, Cool FM, Nigeria Info, BellaNaija.com and YNaija.com.
A one-week window is open to the public for any complains as regards the category nominees. All inquiries should be directed to [email protected]
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The full nominees’ list is below:
Read profiles on awards.thefutureafrica.com
The Future Awards Africa Prize for Film: This award recognizes the contributions of professionals in the film industry towards improving the craft of film making and influencing global audiences within the year in review.
The Future Awards Africa Prize for Content Creation: The spectrum of new media has changed and this award recognizes the contributions of individuals or teams who have dedicated themselves to creating quantifiable impact using the media as a tool for advancement in their chosen fields.
The Future Awards Africa Prize For Literature: This award is given to a young person who has successfully written, published or marketed books.
The Future Awards Africa Prize For Fashion: This award rewards the work of an individual(s) in the fashion industry who have impacted the industry through his/her chosen medium and created a tangible body of work.
The Future Awards Africa Prize For Acting: This award recognizes the outstanding talent and remarkable achievements of an actor or actress whose work has distinguished them.
The Future Awards Africa Prize For Entrepreneurship: This award is conferred to an entrepreneur who has founded, led and grown a business or private enterprise to measurable success through extraordinary vision, leadership, and commitment to innovation in the year in view.
The Future Awards Africa Prize For Music: This award is conferred to a recording and performing artist whose music has made a significant impact in the industry and earned them local and international repute in the year in review.
The Future Awards Africa Prize for Art: This prize seeks to highlight the extraordinary achievements of visual, performance and digital artists in the field of creative and visual arts within the year in review.
The Future Awards Africa Prize for Activism: This award recognizes an individual’s contributions to ensuring that their work influences decisions within political, economic, social systems and institutions for the development of the country in their chosen causes.
THE Future Awards Africa Prize For Journalism: This award is given to a writer, reporter, presenter, producer, and other professionals working in the journalism profession who have demonstrated excellence in the storytelling and bringing news to the public.
The Future Awards Africa Prize For Health And Wellness: This award recognizes the contribution of an individual or team who has made tangible impact in the health and wellness industry.
The Future Awards Africa Prize for Disruption: This award acknowledges the work of a researcher, scientist, innovator, inventor who have contributed to the advancement and application of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) either for personal gain, professional advancement, charity or administrative duties within the year in review.
The Future Awards Africa Prize for Lawyers: This award is given to a young person who has recorded remarkable achievement in the legal sector within the year in review.
The Future Awards Africa Prize for Beauty: This award is given to a young person who has recorded remarkable achievement in the Beauty industry.
The Future Awards Africa Prize for Leading Conversations: This award is given to a young person who is constantly driving positive conversations and shaping the culture.
The Future Awards Africa prize for Intrapreneurship: This award recognizes the contributions of a professional who has dedicated themselves to creating tangible impact in the private sector through innovation and collaboration in the year in view.
The Future Awards Africa Prize for Governance: This award is given to a technocrat who has made an outstanding contribution in the public service sector within the year in view (this excludes presidents, governors and senators).
The Future Awards Africa Prize for Service to young people (aged 55 and below): This award is given to an outstanding individual (below 55) who donates their time and money to helping youth across the country, (excluding politicians and people in government).
The Future Awards Africa Prize for Community Action: This prize seeks to acknowledge the contributions of individuals across Africa, to community building within the year in view.
The Future Awards Africa Prize for Young Person of The Year: This prize is awarded to a young person who has become a force for change, capturing the collective imagination of all Africans through their personal achievements, public image, and personal triumphs.